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8th Feb '18 4:16:41 AM Ryulong
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** In the 20th Anniversary edition of TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse we are told that the only ones that really understood the rules of shapechanger genetics were the WereCows, who could guarantee that a paring they arranged would produce changer children. Unfortunately the WereWolves killed them all several thousand years ago. Oops.

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** In the 20th Anniversary edition of TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse we are told that the only ones that really understood the rules of shapechanger genetics were the WereCows, Were-Aurochs, who could guarantee that a paring they arranged would produce changer children. Unfortunately the WereWolves Werewolves killed them all several thousand years ago. Oops.
1st Jan '18 4:12:58 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* A number of ninja clans in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' have special genetic powers referred to as "kekkei genkai", or "bloodline limit". These include eyes that can copy others' abilities, being able to manipulate and regrow your own bones, any ElementalPowers which are formed by combining any two of the basic five elemental affinities (for example, Water + Wind = Ice), etc. There are also abilities that ''seem'' like this, but are actually just well-kept [[TheClan clan]] secrets, such as the Nara clan's ability to manipulate shadows.

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* A number of ninja clans in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' have special genetic powers referred to as "kekkei genkai", or "bloodline limit". These include eyes that can copy others' abilities, being able to manipulate and regrow your own bones, any ElementalPowers which are formed by combining any two of the basic five elemental affinities (for example, Water + Wind = Ice), etc. There are also abilities that ''seem'' like this, but are actually just well-kept [[TheClan clan]] secrets, such as the Nara clan's ability to manipulate shadows.



** Unlocking the Rinnegan, [[spoiler:the ultimate form of the Sharingan]], requires the genetics of the Senju and the Uchiha clan, the descendants of the Sage of Six Path's two sons. [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha awakened his Rinnegan by stealing a small piece of Hashirama Senju's flesh and grafting it onto his own body.]]

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** Unlocking the Rinnegan, [[spoiler:the ultimate form of the Sharingan]], requires combining the genetics genes of the Senju and the Uchiha clan, clans, the respective descendants of the Sage of Six Path's two opposing sons. [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha awakened his Rinnegan by stealing a small piece of Hashirama Senju's flesh and grafting it onto his own body.]]
20th Oct '17 2:25:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Unlocking the Rinnegan, [[spoiler:the ultimate form of the Sharingan]], requires the genetics of the Senju and the Uchiha clan, the descendants of the Sage of Six Path's two sons. [[spoiler:Uchiha Madara awakened his Rinnegan by stealing a small piece of Hashirama Senju's flesh and grafting it onto his own body.]]

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** Unlocking the Rinnegan, [[spoiler:the ultimate form of the Sharingan]], requires the genetics of the Senju and the Uchiha clan, the descendants of the Sage of Six Path's two sons. [[spoiler:Uchiha Madara [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha awakened his Rinnegan by stealing a small piece of Hashirama Senju's flesh and grafting it onto his own body.]]
19th Oct '17 11:02:05 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents (Type 1) or develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers (Type 3). Being born without a Quirk is also possible, but rare, and it's even rarer for someone to develop a Quirk completely different from their parents' through a genetic mutation (Type 2).

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents (Type 1) or develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers (Type 3). Being born without a Quirk is also possible, possible (Type 6), but rare, and it's even rarer for someone to develop a Quirk completely different from their parents' through a genetic mutation (Type 2).
19th Oct '17 10:57:10 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents (Type 1) or develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers (Type 3). Being born without a Quirk is also possible, but rare, and it's even rarer for someone whose family has no history of a Quirk [[RandomlyGifted to develop one through a genetic mutation]].

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents (Type 1) or develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers (Type 3). Being born without a Quirk is also possible, but rare, and it's even rarer for someone whose family has no history of a Quirk [[RandomlyGifted to develop one a Quirk completely different from their parents' through a genetic mutation]].mutation (Type 2).
19th Oct '17 10:52:38 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents (Type 1) or develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers (Type 3). Being born without a Quirk is also possible, but rare.

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Every Quirk (superpower) is hereditary, with a child having the potential to either inherit the power of one of their parents (Type 1) or develop a whole new Quirk that is a combination of both powers (Type 3). Being born without a Quirk is also possible, but rare.rare, and it's even rarer for someone whose family has no history of a Quirk [[RandomlyGifted to develop one through a genetic mutation]].
16th Oct '17 5:00:43 PM bwburke94
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* Mostly {{averted}} in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''; as [[SoulPower Semblances]] are manifestations of a person's Aura and each person is unique in that sense, there's little chance that a parent will have the same Semblance as their children, assuming either generation even unlocked their Semblance. The [[BlueBlood Schnee]] family is distinctly noted as an exception with their [[InstantRunes glyphs]] being heredity. Weis's father isn't shown to ever be using it, but then he doesn't actually have the genes, since he married into the family (but [[BerserkButton don't remind him of that]]).

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* Mostly {{averted}} in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''; as [[SoulPower Semblances]] are manifestations of a person's Aura and each person is unique in that sense, there's little chance that a parent will have the same Semblance as their children, assuming either generation even unlocked their Semblance. Semblance.
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The [[BlueBlood Schnee]] family is distinctly noted as an exception with their [[InstantRunes glyphs]] being heredity. Weis's father isn't shown to ever be using it, but then he doesn't actually have the genes, since he hereditary. Weiss' father, who married into the family (but [[BerserkButton don't remind him of that]]).that]]), does not have that Semblance.
** Though not a Semblance, [[spoiler:Ruby's Silver Eyed Warrior abilities]] were inherited from her mother.
7th Oct '17 4:59:15 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry starts developing SuperStrength, inherited from his father, and [[spoiler: psychic powers, inherited from his mother thanks to her relation to Jean Grey - though Lily didn't have them herself]].
** Diana [[spoiler: inherits her strength from her father]].
** [[spoiler: Carol has inherited the super soldier serum from Steve, something hinted, then confirmed in chapter 75.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry starts developing SuperStrength, inherited from his father, and [[spoiler: psychic powers, PsychicPowers, inherited from his mother thanks to her relation to Jean the Grey family - though Lily didn't have them herself]].
** Diana
herself. They are... impressive. Put it this way. Jean is the strongest psychic ever born [[spoiler: (jointly with her twin sister, Maddie Pryor, as it turns out)]]. Harry's the only other person who's even in approximately the same weight class (though as the sequel demonstrates, Professor X's skill and experience means that he could take them both to the cleaners).
** [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Diana]]
inherits her strength from her father]].
father, said father being Hercules. No one's entirely where the flight came from, though. Or the empathic abilities.
** [[spoiler: Carol has inherited [[spoiler: the super soldier serum from Steve, Steve,]] something hinted, hinted at, then confirmed in chapter 75.]]
26th Aug '17 5:55:11 PM pi4t
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* Averted, zig zagged, and reconstructed in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. Powers purchased from Cauldron are successful regardless of genes, though there are variables that affect physical mutations, the nature of the powers, and the strength of the powers. Zig zagged because most people gain their powers from traumatic trigger events, but the children and siblings of parahumans have easier trigger events to the extent that third generation parahumans are capable of triggering at age 5. However, even adopted children can gain powers more easily because even close proximity to parahumans can make it easier also. Reconstructed by the superpowered gang The Fallen, who commit incest in the hopes of having more kids with superpowers.

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* Averted, zig zagged, ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' falls somewhere between options 3 and reconstructed in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. Powers purchased from Cauldron are successful regardless of genes, though there are variables that affect physical mutations, the nature of the powers, and the strength of the powers. Zig zagged because most people gain their powers from traumatic trigger events, but the children and siblings 5. Children of parahumans don't inherit any powers when they're born, but they seem to be far more likely to have easier the potential to have a [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening trigger events to event]] than normal, and the extent that trigger can be far less traumatic. If they do get powers, they're almost always variants on their parents', as described in 3. At the time of the story, the third generation parahumans capes are capable of triggering at age 5. However, even just starting to appear. Oddly, this doesn't appear to be to do with genetics, since adopted children can gain powers more easily also sometimes experience the effect. [[spoiler: It's because even close proximity to parahumans can make it easier also. Reconstructed by the superpowered gang The Fallen, who commit incest in [[HeroicHost parahumans']] passengers are seeking to reproduce, and a child spending a lot of time near a parahuman (and their passenger) lets the hopes of having passenger copy itself over to the child.]]
** Naturally, some groups (notably Heartbreaker and the Fallen) have decided this is a good way to get
more kids with superpowers.capes on their sides.
21st Aug '17 1:50:25 AM PaulA
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* In ''TheElvenbane'', powerful elvish spellcasters produce children who're powerful, weak casters produce weak children, and intermarriage between strong and weak produces a child of intermediate power. At least in the first book, it's never explained where powerful spellcasters came from in the first place, but their attempts to stay powerful through the generations have led to severe inbreeding. Human spellcasting is also inherited, but in defiance of the trope it's an indirect and imprecise pattern. [[note]](Elves and humans aren't even from the same world, so the implication is that human magical power is determined through standard genetics, with multiple genes influencing power levels, and elvish magical power is determined through something else entirely. Then again, elves and humans can [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed]], which shouldn't be possible for two species with very different genes. Then again again, it's a fantasy story--what do you expect?)[[/note]]

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* In ''TheElvenbane'', ''Literature/TheElvenbane'', powerful elvish spellcasters produce children who're who are powerful, weak casters produce weak children, and intermarriage between strong and weak produces a child of intermediate power. At least in the first book, it's never explained where powerful spellcasters came from in the first place, but their attempts to stay powerful through the generations have led to severe inbreeding. Human spellcasting is also inherited, but in defiance of the trope it's an indirect and imprecise pattern. [[note]](Elves and humans aren't even from the same world, so the implication is that human magical power is determined through standard genetics, with multiple genes influencing power levels, and elvish magical power is determined through something else entirely. Then again, elves and humans can [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed]], which shouldn't be possible for two species with very different genes. Then again again, it's a fantasy story--what do you expect?)[[/note]]
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